12 :15-1 :00 pm (EDT) – Open to the public

Monday, June 29 – Fabrice Brunet – 12:15-1:00 PM
Resilience of the healthcare ecosystem post Covid-19

Tuesday, June 30 – Cecilia Tham – 12:15-1:00 PM
Things I have learned as a Social Technologist and an Impact Strategist

Thursday, July 2 – Erik Grab – 12 :15-1:00 PM
The future of sustainable mobility and mobility of the future

Friday, July 3– Rémi Quirion – 12:15-1:00 PM
The importance of science & technology in the fight against a global pandemic

Monday, July 6 – Yves Pigneur – 12 :15-1 :00 PM
Resilience and the Invincible Company

Tuesday, July 7 – Stéphane Cardin – 12 :15-1 :00 PM
Behind-the-scenes dive into the inner workings of Netflix Canada

Thursday, July 9 – Nathalie Bondil 12 :15-1 :00 PM
How is the pandemic impacting the Art World?

Friday, July 10 – Henry Mintzberg – 12 :15-1 :00 PM
Rebalancing Society after the pandemic


The Mosaic-HEC Montréal team, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and their partners, will offer, from June 29 to July 10, 2020, an exceptional online edition of the Summer School on the theme “RESILIENCE & CREATIVITY”.

The exceptional crisis that our societies are going through makes it more necessary than ever for regions, companies, organizations and individuals to reinvent themselves. The Mosaic team and its partners have designed an original program around the ability of ecosystems to react to crises, to be agile, to regenerate themselves, and to implement new forms of value creation. A particular focus will be on how the cities of Montreal and Barcelona, hard hit by the crisis, are implementing creative solutions in a wide variety of sectors (health, mobility, arts and culture, tourism).

Since the pandemic has made it impossible to hold any face-to-face classroom work, to visit companies & creative spaces or to travel abroad, the Summer School on the Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society cannot be offered in its usual format. We have reinvented ourselves to offer an online 2020 edition of the program that will act as a rallying point for the entire Mosaic community and as a hotbed for new ideas.

Join us to co-create an enriching, human, inspiring and collaborative experience!


Sessions & Dates

8 sessions

  • 8:30 am to 1:00 pm* (time subject to minor changes)
    *Montreal time (EDT)
  • Team Challenge work in the afternoons
  • June 29 & 30
  • July 2 & 3
  • July 6 & 7
  • July 9 & 10


Lectures & Seminars – Deepen your knowledge on management of creativity & the economics of innovation

Videoconferences with practitioners – Meet & exchange online with leaders from creative companies and organizations from a wide array of sectors (new technologies, design, gastronomy, arts and entertainment, video game…)

Workshops – Foster collaboration, experimentation and a hands-on approach to creativity

Keynote addresses – Discuss with influential thinkers in the field of management

Team Challenges – These will focus on 2 major themes: 1) Innovation in Healthcare & AI; 2) Sustainable Mobility. Participants will collaborate across disciplines on these Challenges & learn to produce quality work in a distributed environment. Coaches from industry & academia will support each Team

For Quebec businesses

The Québec Government PACME program (Concerted Action Program for Maintaining Employment) provides reimbursement of up to 100% of online training fees.


Registration deadline : June 17, 2020
4 200 $ (taxes included)

Non profit organisations, academics & the public sector
3 300 $ (taxes included)

Graduate students
2 500 $ (taxes included)
Scholarships available


8 sessions
8:30 am to 1:00 pm* (time subject to minor changes)
*Montreal time (EDT)

Team Challenge work in the afternoons

  • June 29 & 30
  • July 2 & 3
  • July 6 & 7
  • July 9 & 10




At the summer school, we learn by doing. We play. We experiment. We observe. We shape. We encourage people to think outside the box. We embrace creativity.



People can leverage their differences to become better thinkers, better leaders, better creators, and better innovators. We believe in combining disciplines, approaches, and view points. We embrace diversity.



Human values are at the heart of our approach. We listen to each other. We help each other. We inspire each other. We learn from each other. Producing the best solution to the most complex challenges is best achieved together. We celebrate collaboration.

Who should attend

  • Professionals and decision-makers
  • Management consultants
  • Professors and researchers
  • Graduate students of various disciplines

Why participate

  • Learn creative best practices and innovation skills
  • Rethink business strategies and models
  • Share a collective creative experience
  • Join an international network


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Testimonial David Rollert

David Rollert, President & CEO at FLOE design + technologies, shares his experience at the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society!

Une école d’été qui mise sur la créativité et l’innovation

Thierry Haroun, journal Le Devoir

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Cirque du Soleil« A high quality truly inspiring program. The people I met, the presentations and the curriculum provided me with an enriching experience… I will recommend this program without hesitation to my colleagues, and to all those who are called upon to manage creative talents in their companies. »

Bernard PETIOT, Vice-President, Casting and performance
Cirque du Soleil

ubisoft« The diversity of the industries visited, of the participants, the cultures and the curriculum provided me with new perspectives on the management of the creative process… I can now better address the challenges encountered in my daily work. »

Stephan LOGIER, Director (design)

Eurovia - Vinci« Creativity is a key element of the develoment of companies. I acquired new management practices from a wide range of creative industries that I can apply to my work at Eurovia. It was an exceptional experience. »

Ivan DROUADAINE, Research Manager

Astral Radio« A unique experience… I was able to broaden my knowledge on the creative process and share and compare experiences with colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Placing creativity at the heart of your organization can only be a winning situation. »

France GODARD, General Manager, National Sales ans Creative Media
Astral Radio

Réalisations« The Summer School approach is extremely valuable. It allows the cross-fertilization of ideas and competencies well beyond its 2-week duration. »

Roger PARENT, President

«One of the highlights of this experience is to get participants environment img_1296053064677 where  innovation and creativity happen [...] These movements generate emotion, arouse sharing, confronting the speeches to various sensations and allow thinking beyond simple representations.»

Gilles Garel, Teacher,
Conservatoire national des arts et métiers et École polytechnique

«This is in my opinion like being part of a big family wich member have completelyActivar-logo-Web-RGB-e1431543115305 unique and different experiences. If I ever feel that my business or I need mentoring or counseling, I know that Mosaic will always be there.»

Matthieu Mault, President,

«It also gave me new ideas to implement in my business  innovative processeslogo-ireq-Blanc. My  promotion colleagues brought me a new vision and tools that I have not in my network [...] The interaction between students , teachers and professionals, it allowed something ... magical.»

Mylène Mastrotefano, Legal and Intellectual Property Advisor,

Hydro Quebec - Ireq (research institut of Hydro - Quebec)

«I found there not only friends but business partners.The people with whom I create businesses347386
today shares the same physical space than us ! So our summer school relationship went really far, it's been like a business incubation space, but also friendship. During the summer school , there are several people that not work in the same industry than you and this is what makes the whole point of the concept.»

Yves Lapierre, Founder and Administrative Counsel President ,

FLOE design + technologies INC.